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Spirit jet with cabin smoke safely returns to DFW

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A Spirit Airlines jet with smoke in the cabin has safely returned to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport shortly after takeoff on a flight to Atlanta.

Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson said Wednesday that nobody on Flight 165 was injured.

Pinson says the Airbus A319 left DFW airport on Tuesday but shortly after takeoff the captain received an indication of a possible mechanical issue. Pinson says there was smoke in the cabin but no fire and that one engine was shut down.

Pinson says the jet made a normal landing and the 145 passengers deplaned with no problems. Passengers were put on another Spirit jet and continued on to Atlanta later Tuesday.

Pinson didn't immediately provide more details on the apparent mechanical problem.

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